Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Does Ron Saunders Favor the Keys? By Geniusofdespair
Democrat Saunders actually lost the election in Miami Dade County with 44.61% of the vote: It was 6,353 votes for Saunders to McPherson's 7,213. In Monroe County Saunders got 15,948 to McPherson's 8,505. Saunders in now running in the State Senate, in what was the Larcenia Bullard seat. Bullard's son Dwight is running for the Mom's vacated seat (remind you of the Meeks?). Once the maps are finalized maybe I can figure out the make-up of the district. But with James Bush III also on the ticket, the Black vote will be split and maybe Saunders can pull off the primary (no runoff in State Elections) -- It would have been easier for him if he paid some more attention to his constituents in Miami Dade County throughout his term.
Monroe County has 18,785 Republicans and 16,608 Democrats (13,990 are registered as other). In total, Monroe County has 49,383 voters. Personally I think it is unfair to jam the Keys in with part of Miami Dade County. It is two different worlds.